Southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico
- Full Sun
- Very Low
- Deer Resistant
About This Plant
Full sun; evergreen, with long, strappy blue-gray leaves. One of the most ornamental of all desert plants. Tall flower stalks appear in summer, attracting hummingbirds. This pale sotol performs well on thin soils and well drained rocky slopes (avoid wet, heavy clays and mulch).
Be careful using it around narrow walkways; the leaf margins are serrated with sharp teeth.
None needed. Spent leaves dangle skirtlike around the trunk; these are sometimes removed for a palm-like effect.
4-6' H, 4-6' W
May, June, July
This plant goes well with
- Agave americana
- Calliandra eriophylla x californica
- Echinocactus grusonii